Guide: Shaving your head - How to shave your head bald

On this page, we have gathered our best advice for a perfect head shave. You get both a step by step guide as well as a lot of tips on how to best remove all hair on your head and shave your bald head.

First: Selecting the Razor

When it comes to head shaving, you can use several different kinds of razors.

Straight Razor?
Most professional barbers use a straight razor with interchangeable blades in their barbershops. However, applying a straight razor requires really good technique and a calm hand - and especially on the scalp it can present challenges. Therefore, we do not recommend straight razors for head shaving in principle.

Electric Shaver?
We are often asked if it is a good idea to use an electric shaver for head shaving - The answer is quite simple: No! Never use an electric shaver to shave the ice. Use a razor! A electric shaver is typically very hard on the skin - and if you look at hair that has been shaved by a razor, under a microscope, it is often frayed where it is "cut". This increases the chances of ingrown hairs and irritation.

Multi-blade Razor?
The easiest solution for head shaving is for most people a multi-blade razor.
The multi-blade razors typically have a flexible head, which means that the blade can easily follow the contours of the scalp - and since the scalp is firm and often with small irregularities, a scraper with flex reduces the risk of you cutting yourself. A multi-blade scraper with 3-6 blades is therefore a good choice of tool for head shaving.

"Oh no! - Then I have to buy the insanely expensive neon-colored multi-blade scrapers in the supermarket", you might be thinking - But don't worry: there are REALLY GOOD alternatives to the overly expensive multi-blade scrapers from the big manufacturer we all know.
The Spanish manufacturer LEA, for example, has a fantastic scraper with a flexible head and 6 blades. In addition to giving a good and close shave, new blades are close at a reasonable price. See our bid on a good head razor by clicking here
Safety Razor?
Can I use a safety razor to shave my head?
Yes, you can definitely do that. In fact, many of our customers do so over time - and with great success.
That said, it requires a little more getting used to and technique, as the head of a DE scraper does not have any kind of flex and therefore is not quite as resilient as a multi-blade scraper. It is important that you let the weight of the scraper do the work so that you simply pull the scraper over the scalp and do not press.
The first few times, it is important to take it easy and get to know your scalp; notice if there are small bumps or birthmarks you need to pay special attention to. Find the right angle on the razor and start shaving quietly.

Feel free to choose a scraper that has a good general and medium aggressiveness, such as eg a MÜHLE R 89
If you want complete control over the aggressor's aggressiveness, you can get an adjustable DE scraper and set it to the mildest setting for a start and then adjust it to the setting that best suits you and your scalp.

You can see the selection of adjustable safety razors here .
Mercury Futur razors have a slightly longer shaft than a typical DE razor, so it is a popular choice of an adjustable DE razor for head shaving.

Similarly, it is important to find the leaf that best suits you and your skin. It may require you to experiment with different leaves. If you ask 10 different users, you will most likely get 8 different answers. There is a big difference between skin, hair growth and sensitivity - and what is the perfect combination for one user is not necessarily the same for you.

We have been working for a long time on making our own razor blade and after a sea of ​​tests and experimentation, we have finally made a razor blade that is exactly as we think a razor blade should be - We have chosen to call the magazine Proshave Platinum

How to do it - Step by step

When it comes to shaving the head, it is easiest if the hairs are trimmed all the way to the bottom with a trimmer first. We will therefore always recommend that you use a trimmer as the first step towards a bald forehead. The shorter you trim your hair, the easier the subsequent shave will be.

Just like when you shave your face, it's a good idea to soften your skin with warm water - or better yet: a hot shower. This opens the pores, softens the skin and minimizes friction and risk of irritation. If you have just trimmed yourself, a bath will also remove excess hair so that these do not get stuck in the razor during the actual shave.

While standing under the shower, you can use a mild facial scrub on your head. This removes all dead skin cells and prevents clogged pores as well as ingrown hairs. Take it easy and do not scrub hard to avoid unnecessary irritation.

You can advantageously use a Preshave before your shave. A Preshave gives your scraper a much better glide over the head and creates a protective barrier between the blade and the skin.

Whether you choose to use a shaving foam from a 'can' or make your own shaving foam from a shaving cream or shaving soap is a matter of taste. The most important thing is that you use a good product that ensures the razor a good glide.

First, splash a little lukewarm water on top of your preshave and then apply your favorite shaving foam.

We have very good experiences with Prorasos red shaving cream for head shaving. The shaving cream is oily, creamy and delicious and provides a really good protection during shaving.
You can of course apply it with a shaving brush, but you can also easily press a blob of shaving cream into the palms and foam the cream directly on the wet scalp (Note: It is important that you have splashed lukewarm water on the scalp first before applying shaving cream).
Take your time when shaving your head. Start with one area and make sure you are done here before moving on to the next area. By walking slowly and not 'jumping around' everywhere, you achieve a much more comfortable shave, as you thus avoid shaving the same place too many (unnecessary) times.

In terms of order, we recommend that you start with the hair on top, then the sides and finally shave the back of the head. The hair on the sides and back of the head is typically thicker than the soft hair on top - and by waiting with the sides and back of the head, the hair can be softened extra long under the shaving foam. The top of the head is cleared by most by running from ear to ear.

It may be a good idea to get yourself a hand mirror so you can more easily visualize the back of your head along the way.

Especially in the beginning, it is very important that you shave with the hair shaft (ie forward on the head), just as you do when shaving your beard. It prevents painful, ingrown hairs. Gently pull the skin tight to avoid unnecessary grooves and obstructions (Pay special attention to the neck).

Rinse the blade in warm water after each stroke over the skin so that it is always clean as it gives the absolute best result.

No matter how often you shave, it is important to avoid a dull razor blade as it pulls on the skin and causes irritation to the scalp.

Rinse excess product and stump off with lukewarm water and finish with cold water, to close the pores.
Dab gently dry with a CLEAN towel.

Of course, do not forget to apply an aftershave balm as the finishing element of your head shave. An aftershave balm moisturizes, nourishes and soothes the skin. Always use an aftershave balm without alcohol on the scalp!